Sunday, March 22, 2009

Glitter & Grunge Show

Mark your calendars for the Glitter & Grunge Show in Sacramento in May. MJ and I will be sharing a booth, so come say hello and buy handmade!

Quilts in Progress

I am currently working on two twin quilts for the girls using Heather Ross's Mendocino mermaid line. I am also making a quilt for myself inspired by a ribbon quilt which used all silk hair ribbons for its fabric.  I made a trip to the Ribbonerie on Sacramento in the City (you must visit this shop if you haven't already discovered what a wonderful place it is!) to pick up some ribbons, but decided in the end to use these fantastic taffeta scraps I had instead. 

This is the quilt so far. It took so many hours just to get to this point. Who knows when I'll finish!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My New Website - Paper Musings

I am so happy to announce my website Paper Musings is up and running, although still in progress. You can find it at (or  which used to point to this blog. Fear not, you can access my blog directly from my website. On the site you'll find a portfolio of work as well as the workshops I teach.  Oh, and any feedback is welcome! Enjoy! Thanks!

Monday, March 16, 2009


I visited my friend Ellen and came home with a armful of beautiful flowers! This bunch of tulips in one of my antique tea pots is one of my spring!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

New batch of Paste Paper in an Autumn palette.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Books in Progress

I started a few accordion format books... here they are so far....

I used a transparent transfer method for the face of the female figure, then drew beneath the image to create these two visages.

The text is from Italian American poet, WS di Piero from his book of poems, Chinese Apples.

This second accordion is small, black and has a tunnel of irregular windows that allow the viewer a glimpse of a slightly open mouth.

After many pages, the mouth becomes more visible

The last page reveals a portion of Odd Nerdrum's painting Isola.